These are terms that I use often in the AnkiMaster tutorials.

  • Input – These are English sentences that you read or listen to.  
  • Input Source -The source of your learning materials. It can be anything: books, articles, movies, television shows, video games, podcasts, conversations with a friend, etc.
  • i+1 – i+1 is your comfortable English level.  Input that is at your i+1 level should not be too easy, but not too hard.  Here is a picture to help you understand i+1:
English First Aid profile pic
  • SRS – Spaced Repetition Software – This software is used on your computer and mobile devices. It is a tool for making digital flashcards. Anki is an SRS application. See this article for more information.
  • Target word – a word that you want to learn
  • Note – a group of information that you put into your Anki flashcard system.  In most cases, a note has a sentence with one target word. On the Antimoon website, they use the word ‘item’. Item = note.

Anki Notes and Flashcards


On your flashcards, you will have different pieces of information including a sentence, a target word, and a definition. All of this information is included inside an Anki NOTE.

Here in this picture, we can see an Anki note. This note has 3 flashcards: New Word, Picture-word, and Word-sentence.


Each Flashcard has a different card layout. Card layouts change the way you see the information and challenge your brain in different ways. AnkiMaster notes have 8 different flashcards (card layouts).  Each flashcard has a front side and a back side.

The AnkiMaster Template

AnkiMaster notes have many categories of information. There is a box for each category. These boxes are called fields.

  • Sentence – A sentence or sentences that you want to understand: I caught the ball
  • Word (Dictionary Form) – Target word/expression. The word ‘catch‘ for example.
  • Word (Inflected Form) – Target word/expression in its inflected form. Inflected form means the conjugated form. In the sentence ‘I caught the ball.Caught is the inflected form; catch is the dictionary form.
  • Definition – Definition of the target word/expression from a dictionary
  • Image – Pictures related to the word/sentence
  • Notes – Personal notes for yourself.
  • IPA – This will tell you how to pronounce the word. (see IPA phonetic transcription)
  • Word-Translation – Translations of the target words/expressions
  • Sentence-Translation – A translation of the sentence
  • Sound-Word – Audio recording of the word.
  • Sound-Sentence – Audio recording of the sentence

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